On Wednesday Microsoft announced the release of SQL Server 2014 Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2).
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer kicked off the Build Conference in San Francisco this morning with his keynote that focused on giving the public a first look at Visual Studio 2013, the new Bing development API and Windows 8.1.
Microsoft's Brian Harry announced during his TechEd keynote demo on Monday the upcoming release of Visual Studio 2013 and Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2013.
Developer tools and solutions provider Telerik last week released the first commercial version of Icenium.
Java/.NET interoperability solutions provider JNBridge LLC released JNBridgePro 7.0 with new support for the open source implementation of the Microsoft .NET Framework known as Mono.
Microsoft announced on Wednesday that Visual Studio and Team Foundation Service (TFS) will fully support and integrate with Git source control.
A new cloud-based offering from Skytap aims to aid in agile development and testing processes for Visual Studio developers.
.NET developers continue to buck the slow economy trend, according to figures from the 2013 Visual Studio Magazine Salary Survey.
In terms of growth, C# surpassed all other programming languages in a popularity contest called the PoularitY of Programming Language index, based on Google Trends data from 2012.
Visual Studio 2012 Update 1, a major enhancement to the company's latest integrated development environment, which is geared towards modern development and Windows 8, was released by Microsoft on Monday.
On Friday Microsoft released the first service pack for SQL Server 2012.
Microsoft released a phone-focused version of the .NET Framework this week as well as the Windows Phone 8 SDK.
The Mono project this week announced an update of the open source .NET development framework that includes a C# 5.0 compiler supporting asynchronous programming, along with a host of other improvements.
Microsoft broadcasted a live launch event for .NET Framework 4.5 and Visual Studio 2012 on Wednesday.
On Wednesday Microsoft announced that Visual Studio 2012 and the .NET Framework 4.5 are build complete and will be released to Microsoft-focused developers starting Aug. 15.
GigaSpaces Technologies has added its support to the Windows Azure Plugin for Eclipse with Java project with the contribution of a "publish to the cloud" wizard.
.NET solution vendor and Microsoft partner GrapeCity announced that it has acquired .NET component and tool vendor ComponentOne.
Microsoft's .NET Framework 4.5 Release Candidates are now available for download for those with a "Go Live" license.
The code repository and collaboration Web site GitHub is releasing a desktop app that works on Windows versions as far back as Windows XP and as current as pre-release versions of Windows 8.
It's not SQL versus NoSQL anymore, according to Starcounter, which earlier this week announced what it calls the "world's fastest consistent database."